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U.S. 'Appalled' By Deadly Airstrike Outside U.N. School In Gaza

An Israeli attack at a U.N.-run school in Gaza Sunday killed at least 10 people, health officials say. The attack came as Israel declares a soldier believed to have been captured died in battle.

Islamic State Seizes Towns Near Kurdish Area; Dam Seen At Risk

The militants are hoping to cement control of the border area between Iraq, Syria and Turkey. At least 14 Kurdish soldiers were reportedly killed in the fighting this weekend.

Gaza Update: Netanyahu Hails Military's Success; IDF Declares Soldier Dead

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's military will "regroup" after it completes the job of destroying tunnels Hamas has used to carry out attacks.

First Ebola Patient Has Arrived In U.S. From Liberia

The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrived in Atlanta today to begin treatment.

The NFL's Punters (Finally) Land One In The Hall Of Fame

Ray Guy, a gifted athlete who became the prototype of an NFL punter in the 1970s and 80s, becomes the first punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.

The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

Syracuse artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that will bloom in pink, purple and red in the spring and bear 40 different fruit in the summer and fall. It's part art, part agricultural marvel.

Algae Toxins Prompt Toledo To Ban Its Drinking Water

The toxins' presence is blamed on algae from Lake Erie, sparking a water ban that has affected about half a million people since it was first announced this weekend.

Can Google Build A Typeface To Support Every Written Language?

Google recently announced a font family, Noto, that aims to include all the world's written languages. But it may prove to be an even more ambitious effort than self-driving cars.

Two Doctors Weigh Whether To Accept Obamacare Plans

Fears of a medical system that favors the wealthy grow as some doctors reject Affordable Care Act insurance. Insurers need to balance the need to offer consumers low rates and paying doctors enough.

Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains

Being a health worker usually isn't controversial. But in Pakistan, it can get you killed. Fatima Noor explains why she still goes door to door to immunize kids, even though she's scared.

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